NEW YORK: Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan has won the US' top journalism award, the Pulitzer Prize, for innovative investigative reports harnessing satellite technology that exposed China's mass detention camps for Muslim Uighurs and other minority ethnicites.
The award in the international reporting category that she shared with two colleagues from an internet media, BuzzFeed News, was announced on Friday by the Pulitzer Board. The Board mentioned her that her video “spurred protests in opposition to police brutality all over the world, highlighting the essential function of residents in journalists’ quest for fact and justice”.
Rajagopalan and her colleagues used satellite television for pc imagery and 3D architectural simulations to buttress her interviews with two dozen former prisoners from the detention camps the place as many as one million Muslims from Uighur and different minority ethnicites had been interned.
Another journalist of Indian-origin, Neil Bedi, won a Pulitzer in the local reporting category for investigative stories he wrote with an editor at the Tampa Bay Times exposing the misuse of authority by a law enforcement official in Florida to track children.
This is the 105th year of the Pulitzer Prizes awarded by a board at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York recognising the outstanding work.